May is a wonderful time to explore the Bavarian Mountains, and what better place to do so than Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We had spent some time there in the past, doing some climbing, hiking and biking there, but this time, we decided to rent a Ferienwohnung (vacation apartment) in the Partenkirchner part of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the whole month of May. Spring is the perfect season to enjoy the delights of Bavaria, without the crowds that fill this Aspen of Germany for
Ahhhthe hidden wonder in the woods. Its amazing how many people live in this areaor go to school close by and have never been to the Mohonk Mountain House. This interesting resort, perched on a mountaintop, truly is a destination.
The very first time my husband and I went to the Mohonk Mountain House we were kind ofho hum about the whole thing. Our friends told us all the time about how we just HAVE to visit here or HAVE to visit there. This time our friends insisted we join them for
A few days ago we took a walk around the Viaduc des Art, near the Gare de Lyon and ended up at a planted promenade, an elevated, sort of secret garden.The Promenade Plantee, as the French call it, is just that, a promenade that is simply full of plants. And, it's elevated. The Promenade Plante is one of Paris' most secret gardens, a zealously-guarded place to stroll, muse, and enjoy the blooms. Its contemporary appeal is unbeatable: the long, narrow stretch of trees and planted
Le Parc Floral de Bagatelle
Now that Spring and fine weather has finally come to Paris, we took our bikes out at the spur of the moment and took a spin through the Bois de Bologne. It is in the very middle of the Bois de Boulogne, in the XVIth arrondissement of Paris, that we discovered the Jardin de Bagatelle.
It was thanks to a bet between Marie-Antoinette and her brother-in-law the Count of Artois in 1777 that this splendid garden took form in only 64 days! Today it
After biking from Inn-to-Inn in Germany and Austria, my husband and I were ready for a new adventure. We wanted to do some sea kayaking on the coast of Maine for a few days, preferably kayaking from Inn-to-Inn, but was there such a thing?
I didnt mind doing some of the hard work (the paddling), but I also wanted hot showers and a warm bed at night.
I didnt want to do all of it (the cooking, etc.)
Finding help in arranging such a trip wasnt easy. Water Walker Sea Kayaks, (207-338-6424),
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